Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just the Beginning...

One of the things I said I would NEVER do was sew. I had enough if it in Jr. High Home Ec. I rmember we had to make a sweatshirt and wear it for a grade. I'm not sure, but I am pretty sure mine was lopsided. It was pathetic. Really, really pathetic.

And then came Emma. I loved seeing and buying all the creations people were selling on line, but it was getting kind of expensive. My mother in law sews, she has even made me custom window coverings. She used to do upholstery, and still does it now and then. So, I approached her about helping me applique some things for Emma. Instead, she said she would help me, and went out and bought me a sewing maching for my birthday.

I will admit, at first I was a bit freaked out about the whole thing. I didn't want to sew, I wanted to design it and have her make it. But she insisted on me doing it. So, I started with appliqueing things on big overalls, jean skirts. Then moved on to appliqueing on shirts. From there I started making skirts (which when I look at now, I chuckle because they were so badly made).

Anyway, I kept at it here and there. Mostly making things around the holidays, but Emma never really liked wearing anything I made, esecially as she got older. Enter Mylee. Mylee will wear anything as long as it's not going to slow her down. She has become my very own walking manaquin.

So, I started makeing more and more things for Mylee and more and more people would cmment on her outfits. I was constantly getting requests to make things to sell and finally a few monts ago decided to go with it. I have been so busy making things for others by word of mouth that I haven't even had to advertise until now.

So, here's the deal. Below are a few things I have made up and ready to go. Each picture has the size and price ( just add $4.95 for shipping). 100% of the money will go to Keliah's adoption fund. I will also be posting some of the custom sets I can do and fabric choices later this week. This is just the beginning...

I mentioned earlier that we are on day 43 of our LOA wait. As much as I would love to see it come any day now, I am also reluctant to get it knowing how much money we still need to come up with in such a short amount of time. I keep reminding myself that God is in control and His timing is perfect, so when He is ready, we will be too.

Please e-mail me at if you are interested and I will send you an invoice through paypal.

This is a 2 piece set and the ruffles are capri length. This is available in a size 2T and 3T. $25.00

This is a size 3/4 and is $35.00

This is a size 4/5 and is $35.00

This is a size 3/4 and is $35.00


Gwen said...

I love these! You are very talented! I can't wait to hear/see more! (I am partial to the little ruffle pants outfit, but need a 4T-- just in case you're taking orders. ;) I'll send you my email!
Gwen (Mama to Sarah Mei, New Day kiddo)

TanyaLea said...

Great job, Mandi! You have a good eye for detail ~ I love the fabric combinations!!

It's funny that you are writing about your 'hidden talent' now, as I am also in the 'beginning' stages of putting together a little sewing business to help us fund another adoption. We haven't even really re-started the process yet, but we are ready to go back. Like most of us, it is all about the finances right now, but we are trusting that God will provide and lead us to the 'mei mei' He has for Khloe in His perfect timing!

I think you are going to have a lot of interest with these designs... just beautiful! :)

Wishing you all the best and keeping you close in thought and prayer for all of your needs to be met in full... He has never failed you in the past, and I KNOW He will see you through this time, as well!!